Top 10 Hard Drive Cloning & Backup Software

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, March 23, 2009

backup-softwareI don’t know how people can be so careless not to keep a hard drive backup before that disaster strikes. Especially those who are more vulnerable to bouts of data loss, hard drive failure should consider backup solutions as rescue. There are a number of  drive backup tools that can be used to avoid such disasters. The set of backup files usually contains a full image of an object and a number of its incremental/differential backups. The backup software provide a complete solution for hard disk backup, image, upgrade and cloning. From the loads of backup solution, I selected the Top 10 Hard Drive Cloning & Backup Software for your convenience.

1. Acronis True Image Home 2009

It is an widely used backup and recovery solution.  Acronis True Image Home creates an exact copy of the PC and restores it from the hard drive. Further, it also ensures backup of important files and recover them faster.

2. HDClone 3.7

imagesThis is one of the leading software that creates alternatively physical or logical copies (clones) of hard disks and other storage media. HDClone can be used to keep the backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. In its SafeRescue mode HDClone can rescue defective hard disks and other media. It offers a free edition, apart from basic, standard, professional and enterprise editions.


3. Easy Image 3.0

This is a drive image solution that enables creation of backup images of hard disk or partition in user-friendly Windows interface.   It also supports recovery offering easy to use Recovery Media Builder that creates and burns bootable recovery CD/DVD containing HDD backup images.


4.  Paragon Hard Disk Manager

It is fully equipped software for hard disk management,  partitioning, disk imaging backup, boot management, data and system security as well as simple recovery. It has a intuitive interface, smart wizards. This one also supports Vista.


5. R-Drive Image 4.4

This is an utile tool for providing disk image files creation for the purpose of backup or duplication. The disk image files contain the byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, logical disk or partition. It can be created with various compression levels on the fly.  The drive image files can stored in variety of places, including various removable media such as CD-R(W)/DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.


6. EASEUS Disk Copy


EASEUS Disk Copy offers sector-by-sector disk/partition clone, irrespective of the operating system, file systems and partition scheme. It performs a sector-by-sector copy that ensures the backup is completely identical to the original. It can be used for copy, cloning, or upgrading the original small sized hard drive to a new larger drive. This is a free software.


7. Paragon Exact Image 7.0

This is a premier data backup tool with a sequentially designed wizards for users convenience. it offers complete data security.


8. DriveClone

As the name suggests, the DriveClone makes a 1:1 copy of the hard drive, which is saved as a complete and compressed image CD, DVD, or to a USB external hard drive. This enables quick recovery of the hard drive and settings in the event of a data disaster.


9. Backup4all 3.11

backup-4allThis is a highly configurable backup tool with an user friendly interface.


10. Keriver Image

This is a easy-to-use backup solution for disaster recovery. It creates as a disk image or partition image file, which can be used to restore the entire disk or partition.



October 20, 2010: 9:46 pm

you’re right. we need to remind people to back up early and often. hard drives die too often and think about losing all your work!

May 30, 2010: 11:27 am

Can i ask why Dmailer isn’t in the top ? It was good for me for a long time. I don’t say that the programs in the top aren’t good but you should review it

March 24, 2009: 6:27 am

Thank you. We appreciate your engagement in our blog. Do suggest us the areas we need to address too. :)

Soumya Sinha
Simple Thoughts.

March 24, 2009: 6:01 am


I’ve seen your top wiki software and I must admit that was worth the effort providing us with such valuable information and although one comment requested to include his wiki software, it didn’t matter a lot but would do good if it were included.

On this part, I must say you did great. My partner in the amusement, we are talking just the other day for software available for cloning the HD and here goes one big list from you. Thanks.

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